Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

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COMPOSERS: Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Telarc
WORKS: Symphony No. 4 in F minor; Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
PERFORMER: Cleveland Orchestra/Lorin Maazel
CATALOGUE NO: CD-82002 DDD (1979)
Telarc’s earliest digital masters caused a sensation when they appeared on LP in the late Seventies. Among them was this first ever digitally recorded Tchaikovsky Fourth, from Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra. This spectacular performance was later included among the company’s first CD issues, and enjoyed great success as a hi-fi demonstration disc, although some collectors were understandably reluctant to pay a premium price for barely 42 minutes of music! Now available again as a mid-price reissue, and with the addition of Romeo and Juliet, it’s an unbeatable bargain offering. Michael Jameson

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